Marlow Berkshire UK|
Robert Ives 29 - beautiful ex Environment Agency / Thames Conservancy River & Canal Patrol boat.
This boat has been beautifully restored, and upgraded to a very high spec.
She is a Robert Ives 29 patrol boat built in 1975 (these are is still used by the River Authorities today).
These boats are a class of their own and turn heads wherever they go - beautiful lines and wonderful handling.
This boat has been lovingly restored and has a superb dark blue highly polished hull
Inside is all teak with varnished and polished cockpit doors.
Original restored Samson post (excellent for towing)
She has custom made cockpit covers and seats cushions (in as-new condition)
The covers are black and the seat cushions dark blue with red piping
She also has a full custom-made navy blue winter cover (brand new in Feb 2022 - cost £2,000) which protects the boat perfectly through the winter. Brand new remote control chrome Jabsco Search light, new speaker system and bluetooth radio (Spotify connection without wires) operating in both front and rear cockpits.
She has the original Perkins engine which is surprisingly quiet and smooth
The engine room is nicely set up with twin stainless steel fuel tanks, and stern tube greaser, fuel and water separators etc. She even has a fire pump which is not currently connected.
The Tred-Master decking has all been skilfully replaced and looking very smart
She has a removable stainless grab rail across the engine room
Shaft and rope cutter fitted
Manual and auto bilge pumps
Anchor and chain stows to chain locker
Comfortably seats 6-10 in the rear cockpit. The centre cockpit has further step seats with removable padded matching seats (2 people) and the main cabin has a helmsman seat and matching co pilot seat with another padded bench seat behind (seating 2 more). There is also a stainless sink and cooking hob with a hinged covered work surface and there are cupboards and lockers everywhere.
She has a recent (June 2021) boat safety certificate (expiry June 2025)
A stunning boat, lovingly maintained and upgraded with top spec equipment. Tough and versatile, would make a fantastic family boat, charter boat, party / event boat, or an (exceptionally smart) working / fishing boat.
Also very accessible for people with mobility issues - step on board using the flat non-slip deck area at the centre of the boat, at the same level as the land, and then use the steps to gently enter the rear seating area. Plenty of rails and hand-holds.
Equipment & Upgrades:
GPS Depth Sounder / Fish Finder
Classic wooden spoke steering wheel (believed to be original), navigation lights, flag & flag pole.
Ropes & Fenders (with new custom splicing and carabiner clips - 2021)
New Full Winter Cover (2022)
New Carbon Monoxide alarm (2021)
New Bluetooth radio (2021)
New remote control chrome search light (2021)
New Voltmeter fitted (2021)
New switch panel (2021)
New alternator (2021)
New horn (2021)
New speakers (2021)
Both batteries replaced (2021), and split charge relay with voltage sensitive charging installed. This means one battery is dedicated to the engine, (and prioritised with charging), so the engine will always start, even if lights and speakers have been running for a long time with the engine off.
Gearbox - new drive plate and seals (2021)
New Oil pressure gauge and sender (2019)
New cutlass bearing, rope cutter, bushes & propellor polished (2019)
Engine cover drains upgraded (2019) including new pipework and skin fittings.
New Bilge Pump (2019)
Fuel Pump (2017) - removed, complete overhaul (inc replacing parts and new governor + recalibrating the timing), reinstalled.
|Vessel type:||Patrol Boat (ex Environment Agency)|
|Designer:||Robert Ives 29|
|Builder:||Robert Ives 29|
|Model:||Patrol boat 29|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Perkins 4108|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||29' 6"|
|Maximum draft:||2' 9"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Deep V displacement|
|Hull colour:||Dark Blue|
|Displacement:||3 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||30 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||5 Gallons|
Pilot and co-pilot seats plus bench seat behind helm position. Two centre cockpit step seats with removable 4 inch padded seats. Rear cockpit with bench seats will sit 6-10 in comfort.
GRP Hull and superstucture, with teak trim, and lots of internal Teak.
Perkins 4108 starts on the button nice and smooth and quiet for a 70s diesel and smoke free nice exhust tone with plenty of water pumping through the system.
Fuel pump fully refurbished in 2017.
Gearbox removed and refurbished in 2021.
New batteries in 2021.
Fire extinguishers, fire blanket, and CO2 monitor / alarm.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.